Outcomes and Guidelines for MRI in Patients With DCIS

November 5, 2013
Melissa L. Pilewskie, MD

Melissa L. Pilewskie, MD, assistant attending physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, comments on outcomes and guidelines for MRI in patients with DCIS.

Melissa L. Pilewskie, MD, assistant attending physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, comments on outcomes and guidelines for MRI in patients with DCIS.

Clinical Pearls I

- Outcome data should support the use of any expensive test

- Data does not exist to support the routine use of MRI in DCIS patients and invasive breast cancer patients

Clinical Pearls II

- It would be beneficial to have guidelines for the appropriate use of MRI

- Currently, the use of MRI is largely dependent on the surgeon and institution